Search ResultsHymn: God, You Give Us Recreation This hymn was composed in 2009, and celebrates the gift of recreation. It is set to the traditional Dutch tune, IN BABILONE. A Worship Service That Anticipates Sports and Recreation Focusing on how sports and recreation may relate to the community and the worship of God, Sharon Kirkpatric Felton's worship service order includes a call to worship, a confession, a responsive litany, and hymn suggestions. Exploring the Joy of Sports - Study Guide This is an adult Sunday school lesson/study guide about sports and recreation. It focuses on the role of sports in building community among people from different backgrounds. Helping souls An article about Ignatius of Loyola, the greatest example of the reawakening of piety in sixteenth-century Catholicism, who founded the Society of Jesus or the Jesuits. Here is your God in order to shed new light on this familiar passage, Fred Gaiser examines the poetic structure of Isaiah 35:1-10, noting the themes of transformation, recreation, and God's presence. The Grace of Neighborhood Baseball Parks - Study Guide This is an adult Sunday school lesson/study guide about sports and recreation. It introduces the intrinsic good of sports and encourages us to enhance its goodness. Dealing With Preacher's Block Alphonetta Wines offers practical suggestions for overcoming preacher's block, or the inability to produce ideas and words when needed. Suggestions include recreation, reading, spiritual exercises, varied prayers, consultation, and spending time alone. Behind the Walls Chad Pierce reflects on a recent bathroom remodel, connecting it to 2 Corinthians 5:17 and pondering what hidden things in our own lives need the power of recreation. Life and Love, Death and Sin Martin Ganeri lifts up from three texts, Genesis 2:7-9, Romans 5:12, and Matthew 4:1-11, the themes of life and love, death and sin, themes that are present in creation and our recreation in Jesus Christ. Christian Engineers Discuss Their Work In the third installment of "Jesus and Your Job," Sean McDonough describes God's role as an engineer in Hebrews 1 and 11. Then professional engineers talk about how their Christian faith relates to their work. Pictures of the Nativity Story in Africa (‘Jesus Mafa’) In the 1970s Mafa Christians in North Cameroun wanted to have pictures of the Gospel using their own cultural resonances. With the help of French missionaries, the recreation of the nativity scene flourished. (Matthew 1) Play On! - Study Guide This is an adult Sunday school lesson / study guide about sports and recreation. It introduces the intrinsic goodness and joy that sports have as well as its distorted nature in today's world. Full Text Hymns on Recreation Come Away with Me to a Quiet PlacePD
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See more hymns... Biblical Views of Nature In this article, James Austin Baker argues that both the New Testament and the Old speak the same message, that the whole created order is God’s work and thus is good. Preaching the Prophets in Advent When preaching through the prophets during Advent, Richard Nysse encourages preachers to craft their sermons around the themes of judgement and restoration: God reverses God's own judgment in order to restore, renew and recreate. The God Who is Into Everything Tod Bolsinger offers sermon notes on Matthew 6:5-15, which is best known as the Lord's Prayer but, according to Bolsinger, better understood as Jesus' teaching on how to transform our prayers, and lives, into Kingdom ones. Analogy of Analogies - The Joyful Mysteries as Image of All Human History This Catholic article argues that the entire series of events in the Joyful Mysteries’ narratives of the pregnancies of Mary and Elizabeth provide a perfect analogy for the entire plan of God--fall to Second Coming, inclusive.... We Give Our All to Christ Hymn relating to recreation and sports, "We Give Our All to Christ," by Terry York. Tune: TEAFF HART 22.214.171.124. by David Bolin. Homilies - Wisdom, Fear of the Lord, Followers and the Reign of Christ This set of four Catholic homilies focuses on the vocation of followers (Matthew 23:1-12), wisdom (Matthew 25:1-13), fear of the Lord (Matthew 25:14-30), and the reign of Christ (Ezekiel 34 and Matthew 25:1-13). What Will Heaven Be Like? Near-Death Experiences and the Promise of Life with God Describing how near-death experiences express views on Heaven that are socially-conditioned by worldly happiness, this article by Phil Letizia on Revelation 22:3-5 discusses how a biblical view of Heaven involves the presence and worship of God. The Meek Messiah and the Kingdom of God Four homilies by Brian Harrison on Matthew 11:25-30, 13:1-23, 13:24-43, and 13:44-52 cover themes of meekness, the "seed" of God's Word, and the Kingdom of God. Harrison provides a purpose for each homily, as well.